Domestic Internships

The College of Social Science offers students in and outside of the College an opportunity to earn academic course credit for internship experiences related to their academic and/or career goals.  There are many campus resources to assist students looking for internships.  Career Services Network provides tools such as the Career Passport handbook, Career Fairs, and Handshake, a modern career development platform that is the one stop shop for students to launch their career. 

SSC 493, Section 001 Social Science Internship: Methods and concepts from social and behavioral sciences applied in career-related settings.

Once you have secured an internship, or even if you still need assistance finding one, our office can be a resource!

Course instructors serve as liaisons between enrolled students and their internship site. If students experience issues or have concerns involving their internship, they should not hesitate to contact us. We are prepared to communicate with the internship site to come to a resolution.

Basic Course Information

  • Internship must be related to student’s academic and/or career goals
  • Requires College-level approval before student is enrolled
  • 2.5 overall minimum GPA and Academic Advisor approval
  • Pass/No Grade course
    •  P-Pass—means that credit is granted and that the student achieved a level of performance judged to be satisfactory by the instructor.
    • N-No Grade—means that no credit is granted and that the student did not achieve a level of performance judged to be satisfactory by the instructor.
  • Variable credits offered, 3-12
  • Each credit earned requires three hours of work per week for the duration of the semester. Example, a 3 credit internship requires 135 total hours to be completed (9 hrs per week x 15 weeks = 135)
  • On-line D2L course assignments

If you wish to earn SSC 493 credit for your domestic internship, you’ll need to watch this video to learn the approval process. Please listen carefully and be prepared to take notes regarding next steps.

Here's the direct YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxJJr-YpcRE.  

Tip: Watch and listen all the way to the end so that you can get links to forms required to apply.

*Please note that as of August 2016, SSC 493, Section 001 does not use a 100-point system for grading. 

Advisor Confirmation Form (This form needs to be filled out by your academic advisor)

SSC 493 Domestic Internship FAQs

SSC 493 Step-by-Step Procedure

Deadlines:

Summer 2016 Semester - June 10th

Fall 2016 Semester - September 27th

Spring 2017 Semester - February 3rd

Summer 2017 Semester - June 9th

For more information, contact:

Vicki Shaver
Study Away and Internship Coordinator
Office of Study Abroad, Study Away and Internships

Berkey Hall 221
Phone: 517-432-4541
FAX: 517-432-0928
shaverv(at)msu.edu
To make an appointment, please click here.